Resuscitating Interaction Between Elementary Students and Teachers in Physical Distance
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many schools to shift to virtual learning, presenting numerous challenges for teachers and students. These challenges include limited access to digital devices and internet connectivity. In addition, adapting to the new online learning environment has been easier with prior preparation and guidance. While online learning has been studied before, the impact of social and emotional development on young students due to forced isolation has yet to be discovered in the long term. Schools may consider transitioning to digital formats in the future, but a proper tool is needed to ensure effective teaching and learning. This research examines case studies of social and emotional learning and related online platforms to establish a connection between in-person and online experiences. A video conferencing platform with an educational object has been designed to facilitate this. The object will be located on the back camera of an iPad. It reflects the student’s working table to the camera, allowing teachers to observe and help students even when they are physically distant.
Online Education, Early Elementary Education, Social-Emotional Development, Interaction Design